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manhunt right now for the killer of a 10-year-old girl. police say they have found the body of jessica ridgeway. she was reported missing one week ago. jessica was last seen leaving for school. >> with a great deal of sorrow in my heart, i regret to inform you that the body that was found has been positively identified as jessica ridgeway, the missing girl from westminster. the family has been notified. we can't begin to comprehend the grief that they're going through. >> it's hard to imagine why someone would want to do this to such a nice little girl. >> we need to find them. >> an fbi spokesperson says they will not rest until jessica's killer is caught. meanti meantime, the community will come together for a balloon release to celebrate her life.
in pakistan, three more suspects under arrest in connection with the shooting of a teen activist. already 100 people have been detained over this attack. the young girl is now fighting for her life in a hospital, shot by the taliban for speak out for her rights. i have the right of education. i have the right to lay. tiff right to sing. i have the right to g to market. i have the right to speak. >> an incredibly brave little girl. hire is the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: blood seats cover the seats of an old canopied pickup truck. malala yousafzai and her classmates rode together to get home from school. this is where malala was sitting, police say, when gunmen shot her in the head. malala's friend was sitting next to her when another attacker
shot at the truck. he asked who's malala? i don't think anyone told him, but he recognized malala and started shooting. malala fell down, but he kept firing. that's when my frnd and i got injured. kainat is recovering from a bullet wound to the hand. the 14-year-old malala, who had a high profile blog critical of the taliban is clinging to life following major surgery. the passenger truck now part of an intense investigation to find the gunman. the pakistani government under increasing pressure to solve the case, has given conflicting accounts of the probe. the interior minister says the two gunmen have been identified and arrests are coming soon. the foreign minister told cnn 100 people were detained for questioning. a regional police chief says 35 people are in custody for questioning. three blame malala's shooting on a man with suspected links to the taliban. the taliban have already claimed they plotted the attack.
the police say still no hard evidence who pulled the trigger. on friday, the outpouring of support continued with a message from the prime minister. and vigils across the country. pakistanis young and old praying for malala, a 14-year-old human rights activist, whose legend grows by the day. >> she, a little child, gives older people hope and inspiration and sanity and brings us back from depression and dejection. >> a top government official says in the coming days, doctors will be keeping a close eye on the swelling in malala's brain, swelling after brain surgery a big concern. of course, the brain is enclosed in a hard casing. the skull, unlike other parts of the body, the swelling doesn't have anywhere to go, that's why doctors say they're going to keep a close eye on it.
much of this nation, much of the world keeping a close eye on malala's health as well. police are investigating a frightening incident at a obama campaign office in denver. a single shot was fired at the office shattering a window. there were people in the building, but fortunately no one was hit. police say they don't have a description of the suspect, but they do have a possible vehicle of interest. the shuttle endeavor has flown 123 million miles in space, but the last 12 here on earth are proving to be some of the most challenging. take a look here. these are live pictures of endeavor. slowly wheeling its way through streets of los angeles to its final home at the california science center. these pictures have been captivating all of us, including our john zarrella, who is somewhere along the route there. john, good morning. this is quite a task, right? they had some pretty tight clearance in some areas getting this thing around. >> oh yeah, they're not done
with those tight clearances yet either, randi. we're about halfway between where it started at l.a.x. and the california science center. so endeavor sitting here behind us now outside the old forum where the los angeles lakers used to play. they're a little bit ahead of schedule and i want to bring in stephanie stillson, who works for nasa and has been responsible for preparing all of the shuttle orbiters for their retirement. stephanie, an amazing sight, but you have to be a little bit concerned when you know the narrow clearances that randi was just talking about. >> absolutely. but the self-propelled motorized transports that they're using can move precisely. so it should be able to crab around the trees and things that will be in the way along the way. a lot of planning going into that. things did have to be moved, like signs and those sort of
things. >> reporter: you're the expert about why didn't they just take the wings off this thing. i liken it to humpty dutchty. >> could you do it? yes, would it be a great undertaking? and you could never get it to look the way it does now. so taking it apart was not an option. >> reporter: lastly, tremendously exciting for you to see this, the shuttles in their retirement. and to see the outpouring that the people here in los angeles are showing for this. >> absolutely. it's not easy for us to give up one of our vehicles. it's very hard. but to see all the support and the excitement and the enthusiasm being there, it makes me feel better to see that in person. so i think all the folks back home are going to be very proud that endeavor is here now back in california. it will be on a great display for everybody to see. >> in here, it's going to go to a local area mall, another huge
celebration planned there later in the day. once they finish that, on the way to the california science center. a couple areas where they've got some real close clearances, very close within inches of either side of the space shuttle's wings, that 78-foot wingspan that the space shuttle has. about halfway home now, and just sitting here right now because they are ahead of schedule, before they move on, giving all these folks here a tremendous opportunity to get really up close. in all my years, i think only people like stephanie get as close to the shuttingss -- shuttles and the astronauts who fly them, as the folks here in los angeles. really up close to the space shuttle orbiters. >> and it goes about 2 miles an hour, so they can get a pretty good look. >> reporter: yeah, they're
really going very, very closely. the top speed is about 2 miles an hour through the streets of l.a. but they've gone much slower. i have to show you this. i had this orbiter -- what does it say? on display. and stephanie gave me this pin. these new shuttle pins. orbiters on display. pretty cool. i guess i can wear that proudly as the space correspondent. i'll get you one. >> all right, john. i appreciate that. i'm going to look for it in the mail. i'll hold you to it. i know he is having so much fun out there. i'm kind of jealous. we're going to keep an eye on the shuttle the coming hours. the box on the bottom of your screen will follow the shuttle's movement throughout l.a., and of course, when there are key moments, we'll go back to the live coverage. so be sure to stay with cnn all day today. we are your source as the shuttle moves to the california science museum. also, there's a live stream, by the way, on cnn.com/live, so you can follow this thing's every
move. the yankees and the cardinals have taken the next step to the world series. st. louis stunned the nationals scoring four runs in the top of the ninth to win 9-7. the cardinals now play france in the national league championship series. and in new york, with their star slugger alex rodriguez on the bench, the yankees beat baltimore 3-1. new york will play detroit in the american league championship series, hoping to close that one. it is all about ohio for mitt romney and president obama. we'll take a look at why the buckeye state is so important to both candidates. [ male announcer ] new unisom natural nights.
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24 days until the election, and it looks like it's going to be a tight race in the battleground states of florida and new hampshire. according to american research group polls released on friday, republican nominee mitt romney has a slight advantage over president barack obama in both states. in florida, romney is at 49%, obama at 46. and romney's advantage in new hampshire is four points, 50-46%. ohio is one of the key swing states for both romney and obama. both have spent a whole lot of time there talking with voters. here's cnn's political editor paul steinhauser. >> good morning, randi. it's all about the buckeye state today. >> we need your help. we've got to win ohio. you've got to get your friends to help us win ohio. >> reporter: that's why mitt romney is spending his second straight day in ohio, where 18 electoral votes are up for grabs. mr. obama won the state four years ago. now ohio is one of the states
romney really needs to turn red again in order to make it to the white house. the republican presidential nominee holds two rallies in the state today and his running mate paul ryan also campaigns separately in the buckeye state. president obama was in ohio a few days ago. next week, bruce springsteen will team up with former president clinton to stump for obama in ohio. the race for the state is very close right now. take a look at this cnn poll, a poll that averages three surveys that were conducted entirely after the first presidential debate. it indicates the president at 50% of unlikely voters with romney at 47%. romney heads home to massachusetts tonight to get ready for tuesday's second presidential debate. and mr. obama heads to williamsburg today, not to campaign in the battleground state of virginia, but rather to go behind closed doors for debate prep. tuesday's showdown will be very different than their first face-off in denver a week and a half ago. this time the questions will come not only from the moderator, our own candy crowley, but also from people in
the town hall audience. randi? >> paul, thank you very much. there are new voters i.d. laws in place now in several states. we'll look at their potential impact on the election process. if you are leaving the house right now. you continue watching cnn from your mobile phone. take us with you. just go to cnn.com/tv. ♪
there are just 24 days left until election day, but still there's some confusion over the actual process. new voter i.d. laws in several states have changed the rules, while other states have seen their laws knocked down or delayed by the courts. so we are focusing on those voter i.d. laws this morning. right now we are focusing on florida. joining me now is florida conservative talk show host bernie thompson. i wanted to ask you -- good morning to you, first of all. >> good morning. >> i want to ask you first about these -- i will call them tougher voter i.d. laws. i know i'll get a snarky response from you on that one. but are they really necessary? >> not snarky, cheery. i came to bring you good news. early voting began in florida in 2004. and now voters have a chance to
vote absentee early or on november 6th. so what the legislature did last time around is they shortened the number of days, but they extended the hours. so now instead of not being able to vote after 5:00, we could go vote at 9:00 all the way up until 10:00. so in many ways, now all voters have a greater chance to go cast their vote early because the polls are open later. >> that is the most positive spin i've heard on that. >> that's the truth. there are a lot of people who are excited, especially military members. did you know that today is the navy's birthday? so happy birthday to the navy. a lot of folks in the military are very excited about it because they can cast their vote after they get off work. it gives us more opportunities to go vote. >> i want to talk to you about the early voting issue. when you look at the voter i.d. laws, a lot of people say a couple dozen cases of fraud might happen, but you're also putting thousands of votes at risk and thousands of people might be left out of the process. so what's your explanation of
that? >> i don't know who could possibly be left out of the process. >> those who can't vote. >> why would they not be able to vote? >> if they don't have a proper i.d. >> i one time voted and i did not have the proper information. i had moved. and i voted a provisional ball los -- ballot. the next day i had to prove who i was. those laws apply to everybody. i think it is so important, don't you? there are two things you must be an american to do. serve on jury duty and vote. the only thing my liberal friends have a problem with showing i.d. for is to vote. i think we should show that we are who we say we are when we go to cast our vote. i don't see a problem with that. >> you've said the new voter i.d. laws could actually help african-americans, which is interesting because the democrats are very concerned that these new voter i.d. laws will leave african-americans, latinos and many other minorities out of the process. >> you'll have democrats say one thing and republicansays another thing. but common sense ought to prevail.
if people have more hours to vote in the day -- let's say you and i. it's a tuesday. and we know that early voting ends on saturday. i think you and i are responsible enough to figure out when to go cast our vote. this has nothing to do with skin color. and everything to do with responsibility. and i can sure you that black floridians and black americans are resourceful enough and smart enough and not befuddled. they can get an i.d., they can go vote, and we're all responsible enough to cast our vote. >> let me get back to the early voting issue because it started october 27th in most counties, but people won't be able to vote on that last sunday before the election. we talked about it earlier with reverend richard dunham. >> i believe it's a diverse nar tactic. it's even a demonic tactic that's being used to suppress the voter turnout. >> those are some pretty strong words.
i agree with the first adjective. it is diversionary. because i guarantee you if the reverend i know that it closes on saturday and we got to vote last sunday after church, we're all smart enough and responsible enough to cast our vote and be counted. >> but why get rid of the sunday, though? >> the reason they say, the legislature said, was to help gear up for the actual voting day. i don't know the answer to that. i don't know what their motives are. i can only tell you that it is not going to stop anybody who is determined to vote to vote. as a matter of fact, as i said, we have three ways to vote. absentee, early, and on november 6th. i'm telling you floridians who care are going to cast their vote. >> just 24 days left, hard to believe, until the election. there's a new poll that i want no share with you and voters showing romney ahead in florida. 51% to 44%. >> amazing. >> why do you they is and is this what you expected? >> i didn't expect it quite like this. i didn't expect president obama
to fumble. and he did fumble. let's be honest. it's not that mitt romney did so well. it's that barack obama, our president, fumbled in the first debate. tuesday i expect for president obama to come out gang busters in a different format and do very well. but here's the important thing. as i said last time in florida, 24% of the voters are not republican, they're not democrat. they're independents. and independents are now paying attention, and they care a lot about reality, not just rhetoric. the economy means a lot to them. and i think they are leaning toward mitt romney for one reason, he doesn't scare independents. he's not that right wing conservative that newt guy ritchie or rick santorum is. he's considered a moderate to independents. that 24% in florida i think are the most important voters in the united states. >> he is certainly making himself sound a lot more moderate as he moves toward the center these days? >> he does that. >> i'm glad you agree with me on that one. >> absolutely. i'm glad i was able to cheer you up on the voters. >> thank you for coming in from
florida. we appreciate it. tune in for more of the in-depth report on new voters laws. it's called "voters in america: who counts" right here on cnn. it is a problem the military doesn't like to talk about much, sexual assaults. so many go unreported. we'll talk with a man who is speaking out. [ male announcer ] this is anna, her long day teaching the perfect swing begins with back pain and a choice. take advil, and maybe have to take up to four in a day. or take aleve, which can relieve pain all day with just two pills. good eye.
we want to remind you we are watching every move of shuttle endeavor there make its way through the streets of los angeles, the 12-mile trek to the california science center where it will be its final resting place. this is 85 tons making its way through los angeles. we'll continue to keep an eye on this throughout the morning as it makes its way through the streets there. and now to syria. the joint u.n. arab league envoy is expected to meet turkey's foreign minister today. they will discuss how to deal with the rising tensions between the two neighboring countries. they are diverting the syrian planes, after a syrian airliner was forced to land in the
capital wednesday and then searched it for weapons. 3,192, the number of sexual assaulted reported in the military last year, a number according to department of defense that has skyrocketed in the last ten years. and what's more frightening, by the pentagon's own estimates, there were more like 19,000 assaults last year. but most went unreported and unpunished. in case you were wondering, women aren't the only ones at risk. men, both gaye a and straight, e up 12%. all victims. former army cadet cole welsh and attorney susan burke joining me now. good morning to both of you. cole, i'd like to start with you. you along with 18 other men and women have filed a lawsuit against current and former members of the military, like leon panetta and donald rumsfeld. you say that you and your partner were raped by your staff sergeant and infected with hiv. tell me briefly if you can what happened that night.
>> those details are very personal to me, and -- i mea-- >> i mean, where were you? >> basically i went to have a beer with a buddy that was introduced to me through mutual friends. unfortunately, this person had an ulterior motive and it led to some really awful consequences. >> and you say the military has betrayed you as a result of this. how so? >> well, for over nearly two years, they ignored repeated pleas that i made to bring attention to the soldier who was actively and purposefully and intentionally infecting people in the community with hiv. >> and you yourself were infected, correct?
>> yes, unfortunately, it's very -- yeah. >> i'm sorry to hear that. why didn't you, though, report it right away after it happened? >> well, i did report it to the local police department, actually. >> and did you report it to the military or a higher up? >> i reported it. i told the public health services that the military has. i told the central investigative division. i called the headquarters there. i did everything i possibly could -- i mean everything that i possibly could over a two-year period in order to make sure that my assailant could not do this to anybody else. >> and how did you feel about the response you got from the military? >> well, i felt tat they --
they felt -- i can't say what they felt. but my feeling of what happened is they felt it was easier to sweep it under the rug,that they were not comfortable with the fact that it was a gay man involved and it was one of their staff sergeants that had done this. and, you know, it was just -- they just ignored it. >> i want to bring in susan. explain for us. i mean, just how bad is the problem of rape and assaults in the military? as bad as the 19,000 cases estimated by the pentagon? >> it is. and the problem is that is military has a huge imbedded sexual problem because they have a decades long history of ignoring this issue. we all know that those of us old enough to remember will remember tail hook in 1991.
you have the air force academy. so from time to time, the media will focus on it. department of defense will wring it hands and say oh yes, we have a problem, but then when the media stops paying attention, nothing is done. there's been no structural reforms. and it's the structure, the way in which they have people report that's the problem. they allow the chain of command -- that sounds like a hierarchy. it sounds like it's a lot of people. but what you're actually talking about is empowering one human being, one individual to unilaterally shut down investigation prosecution of rape. because of that structure, there's a serious underprosecution. you know, only a fraction -- less than ten pier10% ever get prosecuted. and far less are convicted of rape. a former teammate says lance
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welcome back to "cnn saturday morning." we are watching space shuttle endeavor. you see it there, all 85 tons of it. winding its way through the streets of los angeles this morning. we are trying not to let you miss a moment of this very captivating scene. people lining the streets there as it makes its way to the california science center. the 12-mile journey. and we are watching it along with you. in georgia, the body of a florida journalist who went missing in august was found encased in concrete, buried in a backyard. investigators used dental records and ct scans to identify
the 30-year-old, former crime reporter at the "pensacola news journal." twin brothers are charged with his murder. illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. is reportedly at the center of a federal investigation, according to the "chicago sun-times," federal investigators are focusing on suspicious activity involving jackson's finances related to his house seat. according to the paper, the investigation reportedly started weeks before jackson took leave from his house seat in june for treatment of a bipolar disorder. one of lance armstrong's former teammate says that he knows the superstar cyclist was doping. the scandal has cost armstrong the seven tour de france titles that he won. tyler hamilton rode with him in four of those races as part of the u.s. postal service team. he's one of ten former teammates who have accused armstrong of doping. a report by the anti-doping agency says there is overwhelming evidence armstrong used illegal drugs.
>> the first time i ever blood doped was with lance. it was certainly for lance basically. i blood doped myself. it was done by the team, but it was done for the tour de france, so i could be a good teammate for lance armstrong. a lot of that -- he wanted you to be riding at your best in the biggest races. for lance, it was all about winning the tour de france. >> armstrong denies he ever doped. his attorney calls it all a witch hunt. shocking allegations about a zumba exercise instructor. alexis wright is accused of using her fitness studio to run a prostitution ring in maine. prosecutors say the 29-year-old woman had sex with dozens of men with the help of her business partner. she faces 106 counts of various prostitution charges. both wright and her business partner have pleaded not guilty. and michael vick is a dog owner again.
he served 18 months, you may recall, for bernanke rolling a deadly dogfighting ring. the philadelphia eagles quarterback says as a dad, "it is important to make sure my children develop a healthy relationship with animals." vick had been banned from owning a dog until his probation ended in may. and once again, we are tracking shuttle endeavor. here is an incredible live look at the shuttle making its way to its final resting place. the california science center. john zarrella has been watching it along the route. he's super close. and we'll go back to him live in just moments. [ female announcer ] researcsuggests cell health plays a key role throughout our lives. one a day women's 50+ is a complete multivitamin designed for women's health concerns as we age. it has more of 7 antioxidants
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we want to get you back now to john zarrella, who is on the streets of los angeles watching very closely the shuttle endeavor making its way to the california science center. what a sight there, john. >> reporter: yeah, randi, it has been spectacular. they were ahead of schedule this morning, so the thousands of people who came here, they had an extra treat getting to see the shuttle just sitting there before it moves on to its next location, which is a mall area, where there's going to be some performances as well. and i have a terrific opportunity and a pleasure to introduce to you three of the space shuttle astronauts who flew on endeavor over the years. kay haier here to my left, greg
johnson in the middle, and mike fink in my right. kay, you flew twice, right? greg was the pilot on the last endeavor flight. and mike flew the last endeavor flight, his only shuttle flight, but he did fly a couple times and was commander on the international space station. did i get all that right? not too bad, right? let me start with you, kay. opportunity to be out here to watch this. i know we've been talking -- i know the outpouring of support has to be beyond what you folks probably expected. >> this is very exciting, because when the space shuttle was still flying, we didn't really have the opportunity to let the public come close. but now that we're going to roll her to the california science center, the public can get up close and look at it. hopefully this will inspire the next generation of students to think really innovative thoughts and hopefully work really hard to make those dreams come true. >> we were talking about the fact that it has been such an inspirational vehicle over the years, and now in retirement.
your thoughts on, you know, the next generation now, inspiring young people. that's what you guys are all about, right? >> well, you know, that's what space shuttle endeavor is all about. she served 25 amazing missions, she's the newest of the fleet, and now her newest mission, her 26th mission, has inspired the next generation of space explorers. >> i know you and i talked about the fact that it was your first shuttle flight. but what a spectacular vehicle, right? i mean, for my money, probably the most spectacular flying machine we will ever see in our lifetimes. except for that helicopter that's going overhead and interrupting us. >> as a former air force flight test engineer, i know all about airplanes and spaceships, and i was truly inspired and impressed with shuttle endeavor. we had leg room. we had a fancy glasscock pit. we really flew up to the space station, finished o job and all without any hiccups.
an incredible flying machine and it's a great inspiration that my colleagues are seeing for the future generations. nasa and our country need more people to be thinking about science and math and the california science center. >> i was going to say, if you had the pick out one thing, kay, as to legacy of the space shuttle program -- and i know you guys have been asked this a bunch of time. but what do you think it is? >> definitely it's the construction of the international space station, and that is a tremendous accomplishment, and it took people from all over the world, all these different countries. so many of the pieces and parts never checked on the ground. providing us a laboratory of space. three crew members right now as we're talking. >> greg, same? >> yeah, took 36 shuttle flights to build the space station.
35 pressurized -- 35 missions to get the pressurized sections up. then we took some other things attached to the outside and then we had one final space shuttle mission to outfit with supplies. the space shuttle has worked hard over the last 13 years or so to build the space station. >> lastly, you see it here, you see it sitting on a street in los angeles. they're supposed to be flying machines. does it bother you that this is the end? they're gone. we're not going to fly these things anymore. >> actually, i'm excited. the space shuttle -- we said so many nice things about it. but it can only go 500, 600 miles up. but we want to go to the moon and beyond and that's 225,000 miles. we're building new shuttles. we're going to go beyond that. we're going to go beyond lower earth orbit. we have a brilliant future heading that way and we need all the help we can get.
>> and that's young minds. you need the young people to step up. >> that's absolutely right. from the aircraft fighter pilot world, the f-4 retired when it was still very capable. now the f-15, it's probably going to retire soon and it's really capable, because the f-22 is coming around. just like airplanes, we are retiring capable spaceships so we can build better spaceships for the future. >> kay, you get last word then. >> i'm just really excited to be able to share this great spacecraft with everyone, and again, it's a symbol of what we can do when we work together. >> and i said last word, but i'm like that. i always end up stretching things. if you look at the vehicle behind you, though, in the future, the next generation vehicles, it's going to take people to the moon and beyond. but it's still sad to see them go, isn't it? >> it's bittersweet. it is. but, you know, in this limited fiscal environment, when we're
working together with other countries and we're doing bigger and better things, we have to, you know, retire the older technologies and embrace the new ones and we're going there. >> reporter: any one of you have one favorite shuttle memory? favorite shuttle story? memory? that you actually tell publicly? [ laughter ] i knew that was going to to get them. >> well, we both grew two inches taller. didn't quite make it to six foot. i was 5'11" for two weeks but then i came back down to 5'9". >> reporter: they're going to be on the parade route walking with the shuttle the rest of this way or a good portion of the way over to the california science center. what a treat it's been to talk to the three of them this morning. >> no kidding. i feel like you've cover sod many of these shuttle missions that we need to get you one of those blue jump suits as well one of these days.
>> reporter: one of these days -- yeah, she says i should have a blue jump suit. you got that right. thanks, randi. >> thank you. and please thank them as well. that was good to have them on the program this morning. and we are going to keep an eye on the shuttle throughout the coming hours. the box on the right side of your screen will follow the shuttle's movements through mov through los angeles. when there are key moments we'll go back to that live coverage. be sure to stay with cnn all day. we are your source as the shuttle moves to the california science museum. also by the way, there's a live stream on cnn.com/live. ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you turn an entrepreneur's dream... ♪ into a scooter that talks to the cloud? ♪ or turn 30-million artifacts... ♪ into a high-tech masterpiece? ♪ whatever your business challenge,
welcome back. "cnn newsroom" starts at the top of the hour. >> our usual, the legal guys will be with us. they'll tackle this fascinating case. we're talking about a chicago football player, a quarterback, who was going to school and had his brush with danger and his mother decides you know what, the neighborhood is just too rough. i'm going to take him out of that school, out of that neighborhood, transfer him to another school and when he does so, the school district says he can no longer play.
he's ineligible to play, continue playing football for that school district. so now the mother is suing saying wait a minute, his final year he's got to play because that, of course, will impact his potential scholarship. >> sure. >> or college pursuits. >> critical. >> family is suing the chicago school district. we'll get into that case. and then you feel like you've gotten to know the candidates in terms of romney and obama, the issues they are tackling. well, how about what really makes them tick? i talked to a "reader's digest" reporter who talked with them about evything from what is at the siener it of their universe, what keeps them going. what are their favorite words and how telling are these favorite words of all the words in the vocabulary. >> that's a unique interview. >> it is fascinating. she'll join us about what we'll learn as she unveils the real obama, the real mitt romney. and then lance armstrong, a lot of folks said they saw this coming. others are very disappointed to
hear about new evidence that is being revealed in an anti-doping agency's report. you've got former teammates who are saying we've been telling you all along, now a masseuse is even saying -- or at least revealing what she witnessed about his doping or his performance enhancement. we're going to talk to john mann, a big cyclist, talk to him about what next, as it pertains to his olympic medals and his seven tour de france titles. what happens to those if indeed the u.s. anti-doping agency, ioc, various cycling federations, do indeed strip him of all of these titles? >> he pretty much told the doping agency to put up or shut up and it sounds like -- >> here's the challenge. >> yes. >> we have a lot straight ahead all day long. we'll watch the shuttle creep its way toward california science museum as well.
it's quite the sight. >> we'll check back in in just a moment here. >> okay. >> she became the first high school quarterback in florida. now she has a new honor to add to his list of accomplishments. now i'm on a bayer aspirin regimen. [ male announcer ] be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. i didn't know this could happen so young. take control, talk to your doctor. and sounds vying for your attention. so we invented a warning
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has the story. >> reporter: these two teammates are celebrating a big win, both on the field and off. erin was crown homecoming queen. >> i was urp issed i won. a lot of girls in the school know a lot of people. >> reporter: the entire country knows erin. she's drawn a lot of attention recently as the first female high school quarterback in florida. >> a lot of people know me more now because i play football. >> it's exciting. i love being out on the field. it's really exciting. >> reporter: erin's mom watched from the sidelines like she does at every game, even though her daughter didn't play, she says this one was extra special. >> it doesn't get any better than that. i'm so proud of erin for her determination and follow hef through on things. she wanted to do this and she did. >> reporter: of course, every queen needs her king. it just so happens these two are teammates. >> erin is known around the whole nation now. for me to be up here with r,